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If Animals Celebrated Christmas

If Animals Celebrated Christmas

If Animals Kissed Good Night

Ann Whitford Paul; illustrated by David Walker

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


Don't miss the other books in this adorable series: If Animals Kissed Good Night, If Animals Said I Love You, If Animals Went to School, and If Animals Gave Thanks!

What if animals did what YOU do? This charming story describes how animals might celebrate the holidays!

If animals celebrated would they do it? Tortoise would hiss a holiday wish, Crane would croon joyful carols, and mama and Papa Buffalo would kiss beneath the mistletoe. Across the animal kingdom, every creature would deck the halls for this magical season.

Praise for If Animals Celebrated Christmas

“Beyond cute, without sliding into saccharine. . .The illustrations, with washes of color and starry skies, are done on a flat plane that brings the action close. The rhymes and action words throughout provide extra pep for this already-spirited tale.” —Booklist -

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Ann Whitford Paul; illustrated by David Walker

Ann Whitford Paul and David Walker collaborate on the If Animals series, including If Animals Kissed Good Night, which School Library Journal calls "charming"; If Animals Went to School; and If Animals Celebrated Christmas. Ann lives in Los Angeles, California. David lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Learn more about Ann at and about David at

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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